FREE TO USE PICS Booksellers, traders and staff were joined by Councillor Jackie McCamon to highlight the Wigtown Book Festival’s economic importance after figures revealed that it has generated over £50 million for the regional economy since its start in 1999. This year Scotland’s National Book Town will host the 25th annual event from 22 September to 1 October. CAPTION: L-R standing: Author and owner of The Book Shop Shaun Bythell, Wigtown Festival Company (WFC) Producer (Children and Young People) Andy Stewart, visual artist and maker Donna Stewart who takes part in The Kist, artist Heather McKie who takes part in The Kist, WFC Chair Cathy Agnew, Dumfries and Galloway Council Vice-Chair of the Council’s Communities Councillor Jackie McCamon, Jade Fawcett, Group Tourism Co-ordinator of Kist stallholders Annandale Distillery, Anne Barclay WFC Operations Director, Jayne Baldwin of Foggie Toggle Books children's bookshop. Seated L-R: Rosie Littler-Davis, WFC Commercial and Sales Officer, Bee Williams WFC Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Esther McGarva, WFC Event Assistant (Children and Young People).
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